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How regulation makes energy executives crazy

The article linked here from a North Carolina on-line business journal called BusinessNC.com is not written by a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.  But it does contain a fairly beneficial insight.  It shows how America’s crazy quilt of environmental regulations don’t do jack to help the environment.  In this particular example, Duke Energy wishes to do the environmentally responsible thing and avoid using so-called “mountain top coal.”

One problem: their Public Service Commission requires them to use the cheapest coal which, it turns out, comes from mountain tops in West Virgina.  Does this make sense to anybody there?

Somewhere out there is a utility exec wishing he’d taken his dad’s advice and stayed on the farm.

otherbrothersteve@gmail.com

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